Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is hard work. A person needs to change his or her lifestyle and mindset for their recovery. He or she must be determined throughout the process and maintain a positive attitude to have a successful response. Going through detox can invoke some severe withdrawals and sometimes medication is provided to relieve some of the symptoms.

A person with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will go through a range of emotions, and sometimes feel unworthy, depressed, hopeless, and helpless. When a person goes through treatment, he or she should have healthy support from family and friends to encourage their loved one on their long journey with recovery.

A person with an addiction needs to take care of him or herself. A change in lifestyle is a commitment to self-care. Healthy activities such as exercise, maintaining a well-balanced diet, interests in hobbies, reading, yoga, or sports will occupy your mind, help you cope, and remain positive.

Self-care is important for a person with an addiction. Healthy activities will make the transition to a lifestyle without drugs a little more comfortable. Old habits will be replaced with new healthy ones. The mind will be preoccupied with activities and there will be less time to focus on drugs or alcohol. Fun activities with family and friends can be comforting and provide psychological improvements.

Self-care allows a person in recovery to treat him or herself better. The journey to recovery is very hard, challenging, and stressful. When a person takes care of him or herself, stress and anxiety will lessen and the focus can be on getting better.

Loved ones such as family and friends can be supportive in an individual’s self-care. Incorporating some laughter, fun, games, movies, and outings with loved ones are great self-care remedies. Meeting sober people will also ensure the person is focusing more on his or her health, rather than focusing on drugs or alcohol. A person in recovery should maintain his or her commitment to get better, live healthier, and take the time for his or her self-care.

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” ~ Mandy Hale

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, get help today. Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for addiction in a peaceful, remote, oxygen-rich environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy, sober, sustainable relationships. Call us to get started: 409-331-2204